March 16th, 2011, 22:24 PM
Samsung unveils Galaxy Player details
Samsung on Wednesday unveiled details of its soon-to-be-released Galaxy Player, a handheld device that offers a choice of different screen sizes to let users view movies, play games or run Internet applications on the go.
The Galaxy Player will come with 4-inch or 5-inch screens and is intended to be used as a media consumption device, said Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics America, during the player's official launch in New York City.
The device offers a "fun way to enjoy games, music, videos and social media," Baxter said. The player was previewed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month.
The Galaxy Player is small enough to fit easily in a pocket, Baxter said. The 4-inch device weighs 5 ounces (141 grams), while the 5-inch device weighs 7 ounces.
The Galaxy Player runs on Google's Android 2.2 operating system, code-named Froyo. The device will be upgradable to Android 2.3, the company said. The device will support Adobe's Flash to view and interact with Internet content.
Full story: Computerworld